Self-Management Education and Support Team

KDN has four active action teams that develop strategic priorities to improve diabetes outcomes across Kentucky.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Support Action Team


The Diabetes Self Management Education Support Action Team focus is communicating across the state the value of self-management education, delaying and preventing complications, and linking people with diabetes to existing educational programs

Goals: Increase, Promote, and Facilitate:

  • Communicate the value of DSMES to providers by developing and distributing an infographic throughout the state to medical providers.
  • Communicate the value of DSMES to consumers by using a designated infographic throughout the state.
Type 1 diabetes tools and patient education



Bonnie Hughes
[email protected]


Diabetes Self-Management Education Support Action Team Objectives:

Communication is critical to help improve quality of life for a person with diabetes and lessen the financial burden of daily diabetes care costs. This action team’s focus includes linking people impacted by diabetes to educational program and diabetes resources which can help delay and preventing complications, Daily management of diabetes with healthy lifestyle changes is key to help someone improve general well being and personal life satisfaction.
For listings and maps of Kentucky DSMES Organizations:

Diabetes Self-Management Education Support Action Team

Tools and Resources

Diabetes Self Management/Support workgroup has developed tools to promote classes. Feel free to use this as a marketing tool. The documents have been designed to be individualized for your own specific location,

Annual Workplans:

Not Yet Available

Action Team Minutes:

2nd Quarter – June 12th, 2020

1st Quarter – March 6th, 2020


Type 2 diabetes affects millions of individuals and their families, workplaces, and the U.S. health care system.


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